THIS DAY IN SOCCER HISTORY DECEMBER 19

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THIS DAY IN SOCCER HISTORY  
December 19, 
1925-The Philadelphia Phillies hold Providence to a scoreless tie in an American Soccer League game at the Tenth and Butler Streets Grounds in Philadelphia.

1967-After first-season losses of $700,000, the Directors of the Pittsburgh Phantoms say they will not post the bond to continue in the National Professional Soccer League unless new investors are found, a search which is contingent on a new stadium to replace Forbes Field, which is poorly suited for soccer.

1974-The American Soccer League formally introduces former basketball star Bob Cousy as Commissioner.

1975-Former Philadelphia Atoms general manager Bob Ehlinger is named Deputy Commissioner of the NASL.

1975-Ron Newman is named coach of the American Soccer League's Los Angeles Skyhawks

1979-Joe Fink's third goal is the game winner as the Philadelphia Fever defeat the St. Louis Steamers 9-8 in ovetime at The Checkerdome.

1980-The New York State Supreme Court rules the North American Soccer League can continue planning its 1981 schedule without the Rochester Lancers, even though the team's owners, Blue & Gold Ltd. Plan to continue to fight the team's expulsion from the league.

1982-Kaz Deyna scores at 1:111 of overtime to give the San Diego Sockers a 4-3 win over the Los Angeles Lazers at the San Diego Sports Arena.

1986-Nebo Bandovic scores this second hat trick in two games, leading the St. Louis Steamers to a 22-6 win over the Minnesota Strikers at The Met Center.

1990-The United States fall 1-0 to Portugal in Oporto.

1997 - The Cincinnati Silverbacks' Carlos Pena becomes the sixth goalkeeper in NPSL history to earn his 100th win, in a 12-6 victory over the Philadelphia KiXX at the Cincinnati Gardens. 

2013- Joy Biefeld (Fawcett) and  Mia Hamm are unanimous selections and Michelle Akers and Kristine Lilly are one vote shy of unanimous as U.S. Soccer reveals  its All-Time Women's National Team Best XI. Others selected are:  Briana Scurry, Carla Werden (Overbeck), Christie Rampone (Pearce), Brandi Chastain, Julie Foudy, Alex Morgan and Abby Wambach.

 

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